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by seeahill
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Athletes today are way better. Uh, nah.
Replies: 15
Views: 2337

Re: Athletes today are way better. Uh, nah.

Oh, and we didn't wear goggles. (I remember trying to study in college and all the pages in a book had halos around them.) But I don't really see the advantage of goggles. Remember, my start was above water, all friction that would have ripped goggles off your head. Anyone who tried to wear them gav...
by seeahill
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Athletes today are way better. Uh, nah.
Replies: 15
Views: 2337

Re: Athletes today are way better. Uh, nah.

Check out this Youtube video. Warning: it's 15 minutes long. (Boris, I'd like to discuss swimming, cuz he doesn't mention several new rules.) It's interesting - I talk about this with people from time to time. It's been a while since I've seen this video or read anything about it (and I don't feel ...
by seeahill
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Athletes today are way better. Uh, nah.
Replies: 15
Views: 2337

Athletes today are way better. Uh, nah.

Check out this Youtube video. Warning: it's 15 minutes long.
(Boris, I'd like to discuss swimming, cuz he doesn't mention several new rules.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8COaMKbNrX0
by seeahill
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Kudos to Fat Cat
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Kudos to Fat Cat

Fat Cat wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:51 pm
Siri, find Galantamine.
Early onset?
by seeahill
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Kudos to Fat Cat
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Kudos to Fat Cat

I could use another writing tip.

This is all I got from Alexa: Punctuation isn't funny. Period.
by seeahill
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Kudos to Fat Cat
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Kudos to Fat Cat

Fat Cat wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:31 pm
seeahill wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Fat Cat wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:33 pm
seeahill wrote: Your opinionated malinformed but well worded posts make this a better place.
Let me know and I'll give you some writing tips.
You're on. Let's hear one.
Malinformed is not a word. It's "misinformed".
Wow, thanks. You'd make a great copy editor.
by seeahill
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Kudos to Fat Cat
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Kudos to Fat Cat

Fat Cat wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:33 pm
seeahill wrote: Your opinionated malinformed but well worded posts make this a better place.
Let me know and I'll give you some writing tips.
You're on. Let's hear one.
by seeahill
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Kudos to Fat Cat
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Kudos to Fat Cat

Your opinionated malinformed but well worded posts make this a better place.
by seeahill
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Aging sucks
Replies: 25
Views: 3460

Re: Aging sucks

Thanks, Syaigh.
by seeahill
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Aging sucks
Replies: 25
Views: 3460

Re: Aging sucks

Shapecharge wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Dang it I didn't hide that very well.
Poor writing skills.
by seeahill
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Aging sucks
Replies: 25
Views: 3460

Re: Aging sucks

Fat Cat wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:36 pm
You should get a walker.
I need one with crampons.
by seeahill
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Aging sucks
Replies: 25
Views: 3460

Aging sucks

So I'm walking across the street last night, full dark, light snowfall over ice, and I slip and fall on my ass. No problem, maybe smacked an elbow. A young man walking a dog hurrries out to the center of the street. "You OK, man?" Yep. "Well let me help you up." Which is didn't need but didn't want ...
by seeahill
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Salmon River, Idaho
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: Salmon River, Idaho

Good. Give us a report when you get back.
by seeahill
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Salmon River, Idaho
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: Salmon River, Idaho

Yes. A 12 year old can do it and it's a great trip. It's a deep canyon and rocks roll down into the rather smallish river. That makes certain sections very technical. Other sections, you can get out in the little plastic kayaks (rubber duckies) and safely paddle behind the main rafts. I would sugges...
by seeahill
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: One last Himalayan trek
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Re: One last Himalayan trek

syaigh wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Well, at least you didn't die.
Yeah, but dying makes for a great story. Bitching about steep trails is a snoozer.
by seeahill
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: One last Himalayan trek
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Re: One last Himalayan trek

It was exceedingly steep There's really no way you could have anticipated that. Correct. Here's an email exchange that shines a brighter light on it. Here I am, asking the organizer about the trek: Thanks for the invitation, John. I like the idea, but I need to think about it pretty seriously. I'm ...
by seeahill
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: One last Himalayan trek
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Re: One last Himalayan trek

Well, this didn't go so well. It was exceedingly steep and on trails built by folks with no concept of the conservation of altitude. I fell far behind my trekking group the first day and by noon on the second, I elected to ride a horse. So I made it to Lo Mothang, but on what amounts to a Sherpa sag...
by seeahill
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: One last Himalayan trek
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Re: One last Himalayan trek

Am going to the Mustang district. Will offer up appropriate prayers for you all at Lo Monthang. Chanting, butter lamps and a few spins of the prayet wheel
by seeahill
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: One last Himalayan trek
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

Re: One last Himalayan trek

Fat Cat wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:47 am
Meeting your Chinese handler? Again?
I'm not a spy. Ha ha ha. Whatever made you think that? (Reply in code.)
by seeahill
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: One last Himalayan trek
Replies: 20
Views: 2199

One last Himalayan trek

My last Himalayan hoorah. Leave Tues, trekking in Mustang, near the Tibetan border. Will report on my return in early November.
by seeahill
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today

Fat Cat wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:26 am
You should really take a writing class sometime.
Ah, old dog, new tricks Fatty.
by seeahill
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today

Nafod, Actually, I worked out some "the meaning" part of that story here, in answer to Sangoma's question, "do you think you have a soul." Here's what I said: Yeah, I do. I think we all have something near to whatever your definition of a soul is. And this is about as mystical as you'll ever hear me...
by seeahill
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today

Shape,
Not quite. I published my first piece in RS back in 1969 (a year and some after it was founded) and continued on with the magazine through what I like to think were its glory years.

On the other hand, I was one of three people who founded Outside Magazine in 1976
by seeahill
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today

I doubt it's real gold. I didn't go to the ceremony (didn't even know I was nominated), but an email from them just asked for my address so they could send "my award." Probably a "suitable for framing" piece of paper or, more likely, a simple diamond encrusted desk ornament.
by seeahill
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today
Replies: 24
Views: 2179

Re: Society of American Travel Writers gold medal for me today

Constant validation? What, you took a Psych course?